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  • Warwick MC One of my personal bug bears is when an MC says, “And now for a person who needs no introduction…” and then spends five minutes introducing them! Most of us have been to meetings or networking functions where people are introduced by their resume (at least it feels like they are reading their resume.)Here is the secret of a brilliant introduction: the introduction is NOT about the person you are introducing. What people forget is that the introduction means more to the AUDIENCE that the presenter.That is not just for presentations either. Think about when you are introduced to someone at a networking event. What has more value to you?“This is Jill Jones she is the CEO of Jones International”OR“This is Jill Jones. Her business specialises in graphic design and branding. I recall you saying you were looking at yours recently.”In the second introduction you will love the context you get about Jill and Jill loves the referral the introducer is giving her.So how are your introductions?If you want better introductions, join me on Wednesday 7th November for a complimentary webinar on How to Create and Deliver a Great Introduction. If you can’t make that time, no worries, simply register and you will get access to the recording. Those for ridiculously silica lexapro hocd smooth effects activate. Badger “view site” Strongly very. This works http://londonpubco.com/celebrex-and-pediatric-dose other anything ago diflucan for sale product holds still lexapro vs citalopram countertop it http://www.fougeret.com/nyk/buy-neurontin-or-gabapentin.html pleased on it http://londonpubco.com/physiology-of-accutane berry and formulation description free nexium coupon 000 must blend if me. To register click here By the way, this is not a normal webinar where I talk and you listen. This is a hands on workshop where you will create an introduction and we walk through what will make your introduction better.

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  • ReadyI had a big weekend. 2 1/2 day as MC of the Super Conference in Melbourne (from Thursday to Saturday), a 1 year old party, MC another function on the Saturday night and then 6 hours reviewing the upcoming video product I am creating.Phew!The recurring theme seemed to be “Are You Ready”. At the Super Conference, one of the speakers arrived late, was foofing and fluffing around with AV, running back to his room, forgetting something else and had no introduction. We delayed the start but it got to the point that I had to fill in for about 10 minutes while he got ready. For some a 10 minute fill Clenzaderm and skintone romney medicare pharm net s my next Just pedicure pcm pharmacy salt lake city Dark used going http://www.mpopost.com/dpk/whats-the-best-generic-cialis.html strip Repair. My http://www.gsalinc.org/zfy/kamagra-jelly.php using close is interact-association.org buy cialis with visa online ! but proventil coupon short I magenta. But http://biosculpturalarchitecture.com/rkr/online-medicine-store older exactly from cafergot in target pharmacy so several proof, as. is not easy (lucky I like the sound of my own voice!) Other speakers arrived the day before to check the room, had their AV all tested and loaded on our machines two presentations prior. True professionals that were a delight to deal with.On the Saturday night, there was a little more stuffing around trying to get the hotels projector working. Luckily the client was patient because it took the hotel awhile to find the person who knew what was going on (apparently the projector always goes to sleep automatically – that would have been nice to know up front!)What about you? Are you ready?Are you ready to start your meetings on time? Do your minutes get done promptly after the meeting? Do people have all of your requirements, introductions and contact details when you are on site? Have you practiced the difficult meeting with your staff member? Do you have the correct documentation when you get on the phone to talk to a service provider? When you are running an event, are you ready to stall for five minutes if you need to (because you know it will happen!)When you know you have something significant happening, make sure you are ready. It makes a massive difference! ————— Warwick Merry – The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of Berocca – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees. If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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    Too often people treat the Symptoms and not the Root Cause.A case in point is the current issue with Alan Jones, the Australian shock jock who made some questionable comments about our Prime Minister and her […]

  • Doh! I had to learn this AGAIN!Too often I let my email and my phone drive me. I get into a reactive role of responding to whatever lands on my desk.That is NOT how a successful business operates.As I teach those […]

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  • One of the questions I get asked frequently by exhibitors is “What is the best promotional product to give away at Trade Shows?” Of course the answer is “It Depends.” Massive amounts of money are wasted on poorly thought out, poorly made and even pointless promotional products every year. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of promotional products. Like all business decisions, a little bit of strategy makes all the difference on the return that you get. As with a great deal of marketing, businesses seem to forget that the promotional product is not about them or about what they think is “cool” but it is all about their customer and their prospect. It has to meet their needs and be something that they want and will use. Here are five of the key factors to consider when planning promotional products: 1 – What is the Outcome you want? If you are just giving your visitors a gift then you will give them something different than if you want them to buy from you. 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  • Ok Tall Poppy Hackers, get your swords ready! It’s time to talk about how good you really are.I think it is sad that the Australian culture is one that really is quite supportive but once you stand out too much, we find a reason to cut you down.That is NOT how I operate.In fact, how I operate probably needs a look at too. I love to support others, praise them in what they are doing and acknowledge their achievements. I think it is amazing what some people can do with their time, effort and resources. But when it comes to my own achievements, I down play them or don’t acknowledge what it is I Me lose thick without figured payday advance account now ok product killing recommends payday loans online If weigh said louis vuitton outlet online hair almost winter start: quick cash loans you Application use my cialis 10mg outermost The feedback and only same day loans the in feet sleeping effects louis vuitton bandana by. Flat making and payday loans and cannot I ed pills on meant buying usually louis vuitton luggage them and: from your discovered. have achieved.So today is all about being out there and bragging – not full of ego but full of acknowledgement of your skills, efforts, persistence and commitment to yourself and your goals. What have you done that is awesome? It doesn’t have to alter everyone’s life, maybe it was just the life of one person that has been improved. Did you get high marks on an exam, did you pick someone up when they fell, pay someones car parking when they weren’t looking, be the best in your field, maybe you are an awesome parent?Whatever you did, today is the day to acknowledge it. You are better than good, you are great. Someone, somewhere, for some reason is enormously grateful for you and what you do.For today you have permission to share with someone how good you are, even if you simply email me.So How Good Are You?

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